The patent infringement lawsuit filed by Oracle last year will go to trial by November according to U.S. District Judge William Alsup, who is presiding over the case. Alsup says the deadline stems from his limited resources, with only one law clerk at his disposal who is leaving in November, the case needs to be resolved by then. The San Francisco judge did not set a formal trial date yet, and the two tech giants could settle before then.
Oracle contends that the Android mobile operating system infringes on the Java patents obtained by the Sun Microsystems acquisition in 2010. Given Google’s past approach to intellectual property and the rapid expansion of the Android platform in the mobile marketplace, we fully expect this case to go to trial.